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Fred Siegel

Fred Siegel

Fred Siegel, a contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal, is a Scholar in Residence at Brooklyn’s Saint Francis College.

Detroit: An American AutopsyBy Charlie LeDuffPenguin, 304 pages Detroit: An American Autopsy is a powerful but incomplete dirge for a city that in the 1950s led...

Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American RepublicBy Jay CostBroadside Books, 368 pages Jay Cost’s...

It is one of the foundational myths of contemporary liberalism: the idea that American culture in the 1950s was not only stifling in its banality but...

In the narrative crafted by Michael Bloomberg’s public-relations team throughout the first nine years of his mayoralty, he was the fabulously successful businessman who saved New...

The stunning collapse of American liberalism in 22 months since the United States elected its first African-American president is, in part, a replay of the...

In 1928, D.H. Lawrence wrote a poem entitled “How Beastly the Bourgeois Is” in which he compared the middle class to a “fungus, living...

Modern Washington, with its vast powers and giant bureaucracies, was created in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression that...

It’s Educational Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform since Sputnik by Chester E. Finn, Jr. Princeton. 364 pp. $26.95   A few months ago, speaking about the Lincoln-Douglas debates,...

The collapse of even watered-down versions of Marxism has fruitfully pushed a number of leftist British intellectuals into a reconsideration of Adam Smith. The publication...

In Florida, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney are in a virtual tie heading into the January 29th winner take-all GOP primary....